Friday, November 23, 2007

Making progress


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Originally uploaded by Anna's musings
I'm slowly but steadily making progress on the scarf I started knitting a while ago. This one, too, will be given away as a gift to someone dear to my heart, with wishes for a warm winter. I'm using knitting needles number 7 and lovely soft yarn that feels so wonderful as it slides through my fingers.

I wish all you dears the most wonderful winter, with many cups of hot tea, smells of baking and cooking in your homes, and long, peaceful evenings of gathering with your most loved ones, curled up in an armchair with a knitting project or a good book.

18 comments:

Coffee Catholic said...

Knitting must be one of the most productive crafts out there because you can take it anywhere you go! I used to knit while waiting in the airport but you can't do that any more these days. I don't remember any knitting and I only ever did the super basics...but I have that website you gave me with the free knitting videos. I put it in the links!! When I'm done with my house I'll settle down more with the old "lost" arts - that are making a wonderful comeback! Orkney is fantastic because the people here have not "lost" so many of the arts! Fairbanks, Alaska was like that too. So were many of the small towns in New England. Personally I think we haven't lost as much as we think we have and that the media tricks us into thinking so. I wonder if maybe there are bazillions of ladies still sewing and knitting etc etc and they just aren't seen because the news isn't interested in them (hehehe) and/or they don't blog.

Calling all crafty ladies: please come blog so we can learn from you!!!!

Jill said...

Anna, your wish to everyone sounds just perfect. Here in Oz we will have to wait until July 08 !! ha ha !!!

Coffee Catholic said...

P.S. Is that scarf grey? Oddly enough grey is one of my very favorite colours! Yet *another* thing I love about Orkney is the predominately grey colour of many of the buildings and the sky!! (We do have sunny days - but there's enough grey in the sky, buildings, and mist to keep me happy!)

I can't wait to see your finished project!

Anna S said...

Yes, Michelle, the scarf is mostly grey. I'm a beginning knitter myself, but I love it. I'll try to post a close-up later.

Maggie said...

Anna,

Your scarf is coming along just lovely! While I was busy drinking my tea and checking the weather report my little fuzzy wuzzy thought it would be great fun to drag mum's knitting out of the basket and down the hallway! By the time I had found it, he had unraveled the ball and left it on my bed. Lucky for me he didn't drop any stitches. It's the first time he's gotten into my knitting -- mum is NOT impressed.

deb said...

I like to knit but thus far I have only made two dish cloths. My goal is to make socks but I can't get the hang of knitting with three needles,no matter how many videos of this technique that I watch.

You have inspired me, I have some gray wool that I bought for socks. As I am a failure at sock making, maybe I will make a scarf for the my son. He is going to college next year.

Anna S said...

Deb, have you tried circular needles?

Karen said...

Aww, your dear ones are so lucky to have such thoughtful homemade gifts from you. They always mean more than anything store bought.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! The scarf looks LOVELY! I'm knitting at the moment, too! (Did I tell you that already?!?) I hope to get my project (a jacket) finished quite soon! :->

P.S. I am still working on writing to you! :->

Tracy said...

It's lovely. I can knit and purl now, but I'm not making a scarf anytime soon!

Haus Frau said...

The finished scarf will be beautiful, Anna. The color you chose is classic :o)

I'm done with scarves for the year and am now on my 11th dishcloth. I also embroidered a number of dish towels with simple flowers and words...have 6 more to go.

This last week I had a number of doc visits to go to with the princess so brought along my knitting, which fit nicely in my purse.

Bless you this day.

Becky K said...

Anna,
That looks wonderful! So warm and soft...some lucky loved one will be so blessed to receive your gift. I have never learned to knit but would love to learn. Did you teach yourself or did someone teach you?? Can't wait to see more as you complete more. Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bethanie said...

I finally got my pumpkin pancakes recipe posted.

Amanda said...

Wow a scarf--as much knitting as a do, I just do not have the stamina to finish a scarf. And certainly not to give it away to someone else!

MrsSM said...

Hi, I'm a first time poster. I'm 37 years old, a wife and mother, and I learned to knit 3 years ago. I decided a shawl would be my first project (!). Needless to say, I finished it, but I couldn't wear it! Deb, my daughter and I took a sock class last year and learned how to do socks (with circular needles). We had such a great time, and it really encouraged us in our knitting.(I'm on my 7th pair now!) I would really encourage you to do that if it's possible.

Anna, I really enjoy your blog here and the topics you bring up. I heard about you through LAF. It's a blessing and privilege to be able to come and visit:)!

Krista

Mimi said...

Anna,
I just returned from a visit across the state with our oldest daughter... we spent a few days with her sweet family over Thanksgiving... I am trying to catch up with my blogging friends... and read all the posts I missed while I was gone...
good luck with your knitting project.. the yarn does look very soft.. and I like the color.. it will make someone very happy...
I also appreciate your encouragement to the "dedicated daughters" the world has gotten far away from the home plan that God intended.... and maybe your generation can bring it back around to the idea of the wife, mother, and daughters keeping the home fires burning....

Anna S said...

Becky, my dear Mom taught me a few beginning rules in knitting, and I taught myself through knittinghelp.com as well.

Krista, welcome! It's always lovely to read such a sweet message from a new visitor.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna...Just back from a couple days away with family. And such an enjoyable time it was. Of course I brought my knitting with me to work on, & coincidentally, I am working with grey yarn...a child's sweater. I am nearly done with the second sleeve, & then the assembly begins. It's a bit of a departure, pattern-wise, for me, as I usually make a top down sweater...they're very fast. But I couldn't resist this pattern.

Anyway, just wanted to pop in & say "hello". Best of luck as you continue your scarf, Anna. And happy knitting/crocheting to all the other fiber enthusiasts reading your blog. Holiday time is such a great opportunity to share our handiwork with our loved ones!

Brenda